Cinque Terre Cowl

TextureThis cowl uses one 100 gram skein of fingering weight yarn and features a sophisticated texture made by passing slipped stitches over knit stitches.  It’s perfect for a new knitter looking to explore texture or an experienced knitter who needs an uncomplicated pattern.

You can wear your cowl as a single looped long scarf, double looped as a casual mid-chest cowl or triple looped for a snugly neck warmer. The stitch pattern is provided in a chart, as well as written out. Percentages of yarn used are also provided if you wish to modify the size of your cowl.

The pattern is available for sale on Ravelry for $4 (you don’t have to be a member).

See this project knit by other Ravelers.

In addition to a background on the name of the pattern, details regarding gauge, yarn, needles and measurements are listed below, with several photos.

Two wrap layeredBackground: Cinque Terre (Italian for “Five Lands”) is an area along Italy’s rocky Riviera coastline dating back to before the Roman Age. As a strategic location along the Mediterranean Sea forts were built to protect from invaders, particularly pirates. Today the area shows little sign of commercial development and is popular with tourists for its wine and pesto.

Supplies Needed:

  • Yarn
    • Approximately 380-410 yards/347-375 meters fingering weight yarn. Shown in Malabrigo Sock (100% merino, 440 yards/402 meters, 3.53oz/100g) in the coloway Aguas.   Other suggested yarns include Cascade Heritage Silk, Dream in Color Smooshy, Madelintosh Sock, or Plucky Primo Fingering.
  • Needles
    • Size US 4 (3.5mm) circular needle in a length of 24″/60 cm or 32″/81 cm, or size needed to obtain gauge.
  • Other Materials
    • 1 stitch marker
    • Tapestry needle
    • Blocking pins

One Wrap

Other Pattern Information:

  • Finished Measurements
    • After Blocking
      • 60″/152 cm circumference
      • 7″/18 cm height
  • Gauge (all over 4”/10cm)
    • Before Blocking:
      • Stockinette: 28 stitches & 38 rounds
      • Ribbing: 32 stitches
      • Pattern: 25 stitches & 40 rounds
    • After Blocking:
      • Ribbing: 22 stitches
      • Pattern: 20 stitches & 48 rounds

The cowl is blocked aggressively width-wise. Meeting exact gauge is not crucial but may affect the final dimensions. Stockinette gauge is provided to assist with determining an appropriate needle size for you.

Three Wraps



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